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Low Cost Ways To Generate Traffic To Your Website

Mar 22, 2008
If you want to have a successful website, and generate an income from that website, then there is one very important thing to remember, you have to generate a steady flow of traffic to your website. If your website has no visitors, then your site hardly stands a chance of generating an income. This will result in your site failing and you making no money.

It will probably cost you some cash to make some cash. However, it does not have to cost you everything you own. Not everyone has the unending resources that some of those big sites had when they started. You can however generate traffic to your site and not spend everything you have to do it.

Investing in high cost advertising campaigns can pay off, however it can also break you. You do not have to do this if you do not really have the resources. There are ways to generate traffic to your website without spending tons of money to do it. Many people have banked on high cost methods generating lots of sales and have ended up disappointed and out a lot of money.

If you get a high volume of traffic to your website and only get a small percentage of sales, it is still a good thing. Here are some great ways to generate traffic to your website without spending tons of cash.

Write and Submit Articles

There are many places to submit your articles online, some are even free. Your articles do not have to be long, 300 to 500 words is good. If you want to save costs, you can do the articles yourself. There are many freelance writers who are willing to write for you for a small fee, but to save money, it is wise to do those articles yourself.

Write articles that are related to the content of your site. Write about something that you have experience and knowledge in so the reader will be anxious to find out more by going to your site. Write articles that produce tips and guidelines to the subject or content on your site.

Include a resource box at the end of your article that will link readers to your site. If you provide a light, informational and interesting article, readers will be likely to visit your site for more information.

Exchange Links

This method involves contacting other site owners with similar content to your site. Most sites have links to other sites on them already. You want to exchange links with the site owners offering to link to their site on your site if they will reciprocate and do the same for you. Many webmasters are willing to exchange links with others so they increase exposure to their site. You will soon see a sudden upsurge of traffic coming in to your site from other sites.

An important factor in exchanging links with other sites is having the same type of content or product as the other site. They should share a common subject so there is continuity in providing services and information to what interests your target traffic.

Exchanging links will also increase your chances of getting a high ranking in search engine results. It is common knowledge that search engines ranks sites higher when they have both inbound and outbound theme-related links. With a good ranking position in the search engines, you will generate more traffic to your website without increasing your cost.

Traffic Exchange

Traffic exchange sites can be free or you can have a membership fee. Paid membership usually has some advantages that a free membership does not have. You earn visitors to your site by clicking on other members sites. The more clicks you have to other sites, the more views you earn to your site. That is at the free level as well as the paid level. At a paid membership, you buy more views of your site.

Traffic exchange can cost you some time to click on enough sites to build traffic coming to yours, but it does not have to cost you any money.

Join Online Communities and Forums

Forums are a great way to gain exposure to others with the same interests. This only requires your time and maybe some of your knowledge. You can share what you know with others who may have questions about what your site is about. You can get free advertising by having your website in your signature that is at the bottom of each post in the forums that you write.

Share your opinions and what you know with others and let them see how knowledgeable you are and give them the link to your site in your signature line. As you build your reputation, you also build the reputation of your site. Your name will become one that people associate with someone they can trust.
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Karen Litaker writes articles about making money on the internet. For more affiliate marketing tips go to my website which is at
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